Glory Denied: The Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-held Prisoner of War

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 457 pages
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He was Born in New Jersey in 1933 and only dreamed of being a military man. Marrying shortly after high school, he joined the army in 1956 and was dispatched to Vietnam in 1963 when America still seemed innocent. Jim Thompson would have led a perfectly ordinary, undistinguished life had he not been captured four months later, becoming the first American prisoner in Vietnam and, ultimately, the longest-held prisoner of war in American history. Forgotten Soldier is Thompson's epic story, a remarkable reconstruction of one man's life and a searing account that questions who is a real American hero. Examining the lives of Thompson's family on the home front, as well as his brutal treatment and five escape attempts in Vietnam, military journalist Tom Philpott weaves an extraordinary tale, showing how the American government intentionally suppressed Thompson's story.
  

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Review: Glory Denied: The Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-Held Prisoner of War

User Review  - Joanne Nebel - Goodreads

To this day the information about the longest held POW is still not correct This solder was held almost 10 years in Vietnam POW camps Read full review

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User Review  - Karin Coppernoll - Goodreads

Wow. A tragic story of Jim Johnson, America's longest held POW. He was held 9 years in Vietnam. Told in a very compelling style, this is a very sad story, but keeps the reader engaged because the characters are real. Read full review

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Tom Philpott's weekly column, "Military Update", appears in fifty daily newspapers in the United States & overseas. He lives in Centerville, Virginia.

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